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SNC-Lavalin wins five-year contract from Saudi-Kuwait oil firm KJO

SNC-Lavalin will provide engineering services for KJO, which explores oil and gas reserves close to the boarder between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Canada's SNC-Lavalin boasts projects in Oman, KSA, and UAE.
Canada's SNC-Lavalin boasts projects in Oman, KSA, and UAE.

Canada's SNC-Lavalin has signed a five-year framework agreement with General Engineering Services to Al Khafji Joint Operations (KJO) to deliver engineering support for the Saudi-Kuwait firm's major projects.

KJO is a joint operations company that is comprised of Aramco Gulf Operations Company Limited, and Kuwait Gulf Oil Company. 

SNC-Lavalin is headquartered in Montreal but the heavyweight has strong presence in the Gulf's engineering, procurement, and constructing (EPC) sector, working on varied projects in Oman, Saudi, and the UAE.

READ: SNC-Lavalin wins $1.5bn contract for Omani plastics plant

Its framework agreement with KJO will see it supply engineering services for new offshore platforms, jackets, and subsea pipelines. Upgrades for offshore platforms and jackets, onshore crude oil and gas facilities, gas pipelines, utilities, water treatment plants, and instrumentation systems will also be delivered.

Operation teams from Houston, Texas, US, and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, will carry out the scope of the work enshrined under the five-year framework agreement.

This deal builds upon a similar agreement that SNC-Lavalin signed for In-Kingdom General Engineering Studies in February 2018. 

"It’s a testament to the strong working relationship between KJO and our team, built up over almost a decade working together, that we’re able to secure another important framework agreement with KJO,” said the president of oil and gas at SNC-Lavalin, Christian Brown.

"These agreements allow us to work closely as a trusted partner to our clients, providing valuable engineering services over many years." 

KJO is an oil and gas exploration firm involved in activity close to the border between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. It is responsible for the development and production of petroleum, and works on offshore fields, including Khafji and Hout, which have boasted rich oil reserves since the production started in the 1960s.

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